This term has been jam- packed with many activities and events! Canadian Bears have settled into their new classroom and year 3 environment with ease. It has been a pleasure to welcome a new class, including some new members.
As part of our Maths learning this term, we looked at properties of 3D shape. We had fun trying to create 3D modes using straws and blu-tac. It was great fun and we were all engaged with our learning, using mathematical vocabulary such as faces, vertices and edges.
Our topic this term was ‘Mighty Metal’. We immersed ourselves within the story of ‘The Iron Man’, by Ted Hughes. Our learning was cross-curricular, with The Iron Man being a basis for our English, guided reading, film and media, art, DT, topic, home learning and Big Think.
We really enjoyed reading the story, engaging with characters, exploring emotions and inferring how we thought characters may have felt.
One of our home learning tasks was to make a piece of art work out of metal. We all worked very hard and our end products were truly original.
We also compared the book with the film. We noticed and discussed the similarities between the two, and why the book may have been adapted for effect.
Sunset Scene – Art
Mighty Metal – Home learning
Book vs Film – Media comparison
Our PE this term has involved us leaving site and visiting our local leisure centre for weekly swimming sessions. We have all improved our technique already. We are looking forward to returning next year.
This year, we are learning to play the flute. Kent Music School are teaching us on a weekly basis. We all have our own flutes! We are looking forward to recording some of our music for you to listen too.
2017/18 Term 6
This term, French Hares have been the captains of their very own ships, but their crews decided that they were no good and marooned them on a desert island! Luckily, they were left with a pen and paper, so they each wrote a letter and sent it in a bottle, explaining what had happened and asking to be rescued. It took a week before they received a reply and set off on yet another adventure. They wrote fantastic stories about how they escaped from the island. Some made boats from palm trees, and some enlisted help from sea creatures! We are very glad that all of our captains are now safely back in school, waiting for their next adventure.
French Hares have been learning about statistics this term, and can now use a range of methods to display data. They worked in groups to complete a traffic count tally on Gatland Lane, and turned this information into a block diagram. They have also been learning how to compare fractions and solve word problems involving fractions.
Our topic, ‘Land Ahoy!’ has been a lot of fun. French Hares went on a trip to Smugglers Adventure in Hastings, and learnt about the sort of things that were smuggled from ships onto land. They learnt different facts and myths about pirates, and used this to test their parents in their assembly. They performed pirate poems and songs and displayed some beautiful artwork too.